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Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have by Liz Brown

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THE HEALERS

Some ex-lawyers find that working in a healing profession allows them to help people more directly or in more rewarding ways than they could as lawyers. All of the ex-lawyers profiled here benefited from someone else in the profession they later entered themselves. Clare Dalton, the renowned law professor and advocate for domestic violence victims, found relief from her own pain in acupuncture. That experience led her to leave academia and become an acupuncturist herself. Van Lanckton had been studying with rabbis for years before deciding to go to rabbinical school himself, at an age when many of his colleagues were starting to retire. Will Meyerhofer’s own experiences in therapy helped him see that being a therapist would be ...

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